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Questions tagged [film]

Questions regarding photography using film.

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Polarizing filter for TLR camera (Flexaret VII)

I recently purchased a Flexaret VII camera and now looking for polarizing filters. I could find color filters but not polarizing. Is there any alternative on the market, as I can't find any ...
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Why is the cost of film going up so fast?

Two years ago 25 sheets of Ilford Delta 100 4x5 B&W cost just over $25. My last purchase last fall it was ~$35. Now it's $46. That's a steep rise! What's driving these rising film prices and can ...
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What is DX film encoding?

What is "DX encoding" of roll film, such as 135 format film used in 35mm cameras? How does it work? When was it introduced? Is there anything else I need to know about using DX encoded film in a ...
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How do I figure out what ISO to use when shooting film?

I'm new into film and I recently bought a pack of 200 film. I'm just not sure what ISO to use. I don't want my photos to come out over or under exposed. (I have a Minolta X-700)
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What is the relationship between film speed and the ISO setting on my film camera?

What is the relationship between the speed number of the film you put into your film camera and the ISO adjustable setting on the camera itself? Do you put them on the same number or do you adjust ...
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Mirrorless cameras with a film look?

I'm looking for a robust (long-lasting) mirrorless camera with a price tag up to $2,000. So besides Leica and Nikon Z7, which brands should I go for if I want photos to look as close to film as ...
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Will the quality of Kodachrome 40 Super 8 film developed in 1980 be affected by age?

I have a Kodachrome 40 Super 8 film cassette, which was exposed, developed and viewed using a projector in 1980. I have not tried to view/project the film recently. However, the film in the cassette ...
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Better dynamic range with film

I've read upon many online resources that the dynamic range of film is usually between 9 and 11 stops. However, it is frequently mentioned that 17 stops can be achieved with additional tricks in the ...
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Only certain part of 120 film underexposed

I shot a 120mm film for the first time on my Kiev 60 camera and 11 out of 12 photos were underexposed but only on the left side (almost totally black) like so : What I did so far : Tried taking ...
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Why have all negatives been exposed to one frame?

I recently shot a roll of kodak 200 (36 exposures) and got them developed on the high street and all 36 shots have been exposed onto one frame, shown on the attached image; all other 35 frames are ...
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DSLR vs SLR Light Meter [duplicate]

I was wondering if the light meter in my Nikon D5200 will be similar with my Ricoh XR500? I took a picture in my D5200 using the light meter on my slr film(ricoh xr500) but it was underexposed by 1 or ...
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Panoramic medium format film camera with rise/fall function

I'm interested about panoramic film cameras. However I'd like to know if any of them offer a shift function, as I could not find any. I also wonder what is the purpose of the metal grid structure ...
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How much silica gel should I put in my dry box?

How much grams of silica gel should I put for my 4.6L air tight dry box? I have a silica gel inside of a plastic sachet but I cut the plastic and put it in a small open container to absorb moisture ...
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Is my RB67 back missing a part?

Just got an RB67 Pro with Pro S 120 film back. In the photo below, there is (I think) a little piece missing that should hold the film spool in place (where the arrow points to). Right now, the film ...
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What is the 'Standard' negative film stock for landscape photography?

What are some usual choices of negative 120 films for landscape photography and their pros and cons? I looked at Ilford Delta 100, but I'm not really sure about the t-grain as I'm not really sure how ...
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What is this long thin mark on my lens, fungus or dust?

What is this long thin mark on my lens, fungus or dust?
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Why does push processing seem to be so popular?

It seems that many people are very eager to push their film. If you check sites such as Flickr or other communities discussing film photography, it can feel like almost as many people are shooting at ...
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What was 70mm photography?

Following up on this question, I've become intrigued by 70mm photography. It's a format I hear about often in filmmaking, but I wasn't aware that it was used for photos as well. According to this 20 ...
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Film Camera Olympus OM40

Very new to shooting film. This morning I go to take a shot outdoors and the shutter stops halfway and the viewfinder goes black. It will not let me complete taking the photo. I remove the lens to ...
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What does it mean speed of lens in analogue photography? [duplicate]

When reading some reviews on lenses in cons or pros are noted speed of lens. What does it means when we are talking about analogue cameras without autofocus?
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Were there ways to deal with distortion in the darkroom ages? [duplicate]

When people used early ultrawide angle lenses that had visible distortion, did they simply accept the fact and print it too ... or were there mitigations for things like critical architecture ...
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How can I guess a film's specifications?

In order to try and identify the correct type of "Mystery Film" that I bought and mentioned here, I would like to make a few tests. 1 - Can I shoot several photos on the same roll with a different ...
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How are reference developing times determined?

For developing there is tons of information out there for many combinations of film and developer, often at multiple dilutions, temperatures and ISO settings. Ilford for example has development times ...
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Which 645 film-camera produces distinctive rectangular-shaped notches in the negative margins?

The UK's Guardian newspaper published a photograph of the late minimalist-artist Robert Morris by Grant Delin. The portrait-orientated photograph shows distinctive rectangular-shaped notches at the "...
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needle cord type texture over the whole film after development. FP4.

I am developing a backlog of black and white films as I haven't had access to my darkroom for a while. I am doing Fp4 - 120 - taken with a Yashica and developing in the same tank using Rodinal / ...
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How to print a very small design (35 microns) [closed]

Trying to print a very small design (smallest side is 0.035 millimeters). The accuracy is very important, even though this is not readable by normally sighted person's naked eyes. Tried printing on ...
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What are these circular splotches on my negatives?

This is my first roll of Tri-X 400, developed with D76 using Massive Dev's chart in this order: developer stop bath (tap water) fixer tap water (quick 1 minute wash) Photo Flo (2 minutes) tap water ...
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What equipment did film photographers obsess over?

I found a box of old camera stuff in my in-law's house while helping them move and it got me thinking, "what equipment did film photographers obsess over back in the day?" For example, with modern ...
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Darkroom Color Printing - Filter Changes & Exposure Times

I have a Beseler 23C III XL Dichroic enlarger for making color prints in my darkroom. I have been doing alot of research on the Internet regarding how adjusting Dichroic filters (CYM) impacts (or not)...
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Very long exposure with large format camera

I'm interested about long exposure (around 5min exposure) photography with large format film cameras. Apart from reciprocity failure, it seems to me that the biggest issue is stability against wind....
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Using UV or IR as a fill light

I am wanting to take some candid photos at an art workshop. I am wanting to add some fill lighting. Unfortunately I cant use anything that will be "too distracting" for the people in the workshop. ...
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Uneven tank development

I've had a similar problem before with tray development, but I've since moved an hour away and switched to tank development. Tank development seemed to fix the problem for the past >100 negatives ...
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What are the repair prospects for classic cameras after the current generation of experts retires?

Several makes of classic (i.e., old) film cameras have just one or two people consistently recommended for repairs. Typically, these are retired factory techs from when the cameras were current, and ...
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Noise reduction with 35mm scanned negative film

My impression, confirmed by some of the research I've done, is that scanned negatives tend to be more noisy on screen that they would be when printed in a dark room. I mostly scan films because I ...
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Is my film exposed or not? [duplicate]

Here is a riddle: Found old rolls of film among grandpas things. They are tightly wrapped in tin foil. Back in the day in Russia (where he was from) there were no disposable film canisters, all ...
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How do you load this 8mm camera?

Where is the film gate? How can I put film in this camera correctly? It’s a Carena Variogon Zoomex. It’s not Super 8, it’s double 8mm. Update. The answer by Alan Marcus got me thinking and taking ...
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Are these light leaks caused by a problem with my Leica M6, or could they have happened in the development process?

I've had my leica m6 since 2007 and never experienced any problems with light leaks on my 35mm scans. Recently, I shot 5 rolls of Fuji 400H. 2 of the rolls came back with some very subtle light ...
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What type of film is “GAF Type 2005” film?

I recently came across these, and bought some to experiment. Photos courtesy of the seller All the can reads is "GAF Corporation. Open in total darkness. Recording Type 2005." Unfortunately ...
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How do different developing fluids affect black and white film?

I have returned from a month long trip in America, and when I was there I took over 30 rolls of black and white film. Now that I'm in the UK, I'd like to get these developed. Because of the cost I ...
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Vintage processed film storage Cooling

I have a small work from home business scanning film and I have a client that insist the film be kept around 65 degrees I was thinking of an idea of buying a new apartment refrigerator and taking the ...
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How to use Pentax A3000 in dim lighting?

My Pentax A3000 doesn't have shutter speed control, only ISO and a few modes, B (bulb), 60 for flash, program, and aperture. I keep it on program, but what should I do if I want to shoot in darker ...
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Accidentally reset film counter to 0, what to do?

I accidentally removed the battery from my Ricoh RT-550 camera and the film counter reset back to 0. I was in the middle of using it and still had ~10 frames left... Does this mean I should just ...
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Focusing techniques with old folding camera (Agfa Isolette/Jsolette V)

I inherited one of these from my grandmother recently. Bought new in Romania in the 1930s or 1940s, can't remember. Anyway, I've been shooting all kinds of films with it, and have gotten ...
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How can I use a non-TTL lightmeter beyond its built-in ISO range?

Some introductory information first: I got into photography a few months ago and I have very basic knowledge on the matter so be patient - the answers may be obvious for you. The camera is Zenit 11 - ...
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Why do my photographs taken with a film camera look so saturated?

I’m starting to shoot photographs using my Dad's old camera, an Olympus OM-4. I’ve noticed that in comparison with my friend's photographs mine are a lot more saturated. Why can it be? Here's an ...
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What is the difference between medium format and 35mm amateur photography?

I am looking at getting a film camera to have some fun with (e.g. won't be using it professionally) What is the difference, as an a amateur, between using a medium format and a 35mm camera (and the ...
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What will happen to exposed 35mm film left in a car in summer heat for 3 weeks?

I left a couple of exposed Fujifilm disposable 35mm 800-speed color film cameras in my car trunk for three weeks in summertime heat. How should I expect that to affect the development and processing ...
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What caused these strange patches on developed film negatives?

I'm getting strange patches on film negative. Sometimes they are very big, but they also seem to appear along the border of the film. I've just CLAed my camera. MY fixer is very recent so I'm not ...
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Is there (or was there ever) a process that directly produced a reflective positive?

Obviously slide film produces positive transparencies; has anything produced positives directly onto some sort of photographic paper or reflective material when developed (other than Polaroid and ...
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Is there any distinct difference between using a 35mm camera versus a 35mm instant camera?

My friends and I are really fond of using both disposables, and extremely cheap vintage 35mms for our trips we take when skating, biking and going to punk shows, however we aren't fond of the whole ...